Feliz Dia de Super Bowl

“I don’t have a horse in this race, so I really don’t care if I miss it,” I said, figuring we’d take in a museum or visit one of the beautiful churches here in Oaxaca rather than sit in some cantina watching the garish spectacle to be beamed out to the world from New Orleans. “We have to watch the Super Bowl!” both Churpa and Gina exclaimed. As the only actual football fan among the three of us, I was […]

Read more »

Nice Tuesday: A Ringside Seat at Las Luchas

by Jeff O’Brien It was late afternoon. The daytime temperature had hit 45 C and a strong wind pushed it in our faces. We had gone into the city’s sprawling galerias to escape the early afternoon heat, but the time had come for something different. It was my first trip to Monterrey and the first time I ever saw las luchas. Luchadores have been called Mexico’s super heroes–El Santo was as revered as Superman. A lifelong fan of Mexico’s cheesy […]

Read more »